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Kansas African American Museum Honors Dr. King's Legacy With Service Project

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The Kansas African American Museum in downtown Wichita is partnering with churches and other organizations this weekend to celebrate the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King has been quoted as saying, "Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" Museum education director Christyn Breathett says they will answer that question by offering an opportunity for Wichitans to serve.

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Christyn Breathett, education director at the Kansas African American Museum.

The museum's community project on Saturday will collect necessities for the Union Rescue Mission, which provides shelter and meals for homeless men.

"Folks can drop off hygiene items, non-perishable goods, bedding and clothing for the men," Breathett says. "You can also stay and be part of the actual activity, which is separating them and making sure we have an equal amount of each product and each giveaway bag to be a blessing to these men."

Breathett says the museum decided to help the Union Rescue Mission because the organization supports the underserved every day. She says it's one way to honor Dr. King's legacy.

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Carla Eckels is assistant news director and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter @Eckels.

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